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    Harper, Hill to Speak at Battle of the Piney Woods Luncheon
    Harper to Speak at BOTPW Luncheon in Houston.
    Harper to Speak at BOTPW Luncheon in Houston.

    Oct. 1, 2012

    HOUSTON, Texas - Stephen F. Austin head football coach J.C. Harper and Sam Houston State head football coach Willie Fritz will be the featured speakers at the inaugural SFA-SHSU Luncheon to promote the teams' 2012 football game in Reliant Stadium. Called the Battle of the Piney Woods Luncheon, the gala is presented by Texas Barge and Boat Inc., Midway Energy Services and CenterPoint Energy and will be at noon, Wed., Oct. 3, at the JW Marriott, 5150 Westheimer in the Galleria. The event is one in a series by the Touchdown Club of Houston to promote Greater Houston football. In addition to Harper, SFA Director of Athletics Robert Hill will also be speaking. Emcees will be Ch. 13 sports director Bob Allen, an SFA grad, and Ch. 2 sports director Randy McIlvoy, a SHSU graduate.

    Tickets are $45 each. Tables are 10 seats each, and cost $450 (regular table sponsor), $500 (bronze sponsorship), $1,000 (silver sponsorship), $1,500 (gold sponsorship) and $2,500 (platinum sponsorship). There also will be a pre-event reception with the head coaches and athletic directors for title sponsors, as well as the event's platinum, gold and silver sponsors. The TD Club will display a seating chart for the luncheon on its website at www.touchdownclub.org a few days before the event. To view the chart on the TD Club's home page, click on the "seating chart" link on the left-hand side of the page to view where tables will be located. The TD Club uses assigned seating.

    There will be a limited number of walk-up seats available on the day of the event. To pay for tickets, please call the TD Club's Neal Farmer at his home office at 713-849-9860, or e-mail houtdclub@att.net.

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